GNOME Partition Editor (Gparted) is used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. It uses libparted from the parted project to detect and manipulate partition tables. There are optional file system tools that permit managing file systems which are not included in libparted. Key features include:
- make partition tables (e.g., MSDOS, GPT).
- make, delete, copy, resize, move, check, set new UUID, or label partitions.
- Manipulate btrfs, ext2/3/4, f2fs, FAT16/32, hfs/hfs+, linux-swap, lvm2 pv, nilfs2, NTFS, reiserfs/4, ufs, and xfs file systems.
- Enable and disable partition flags (e.g., boot, hidden).
- Align partitions to mebibyte (MiB) or cylinder boundaries.
- Attempt data rescue from lost partitions.
- Supports hardware RAID, motherboard BIOS RAID, Linux software RAID.
- Supports all sector sizes (e.g., 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 byte sectors).